|"No Closer"/ 7 x 13/ oil on canvas on board/ Low Country Gallery HH|
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
|Royal Terns/ watercolor on aquabord/ 6 x 6/SOLD|
Thursday, April 24, 2014
|Spring Tulip Study #2/ oil on board/ 7 x5/ $125|
This is the last of my sidewalk tulips....peonies and irises are coming....
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
|Rabbit Study/ oil on board/ 5 x5/ Low Country Gallery HH|
The underpainting had the earth tone background which camouflaged the rabbit in my yard, and didn't set the rabbit up in the painting......
I love the blue instead.
Monday, April 21, 2014
|Chicken #4/ oil on board/ 4 x 4/ SOLD|
A dear friend bought a different chicken and framed it in a simple black frame. It looked wonderful in her neutral kitchen with other beautiful small paintings.
You can see it below.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
|Revised "Digs"/ watercolor on aquabord/ 6 x 6/ $75|
You can see below the effect of sharp lines (hard edges) around the dog's left eye. On the revised painting, the edges of this eye are lost, the highlight is painted out, all by adding a brown wash.
The sharp -edged white patches on the dog's face are overpainted with a light warm value wash. The snout is elongated by more defined values (strengthening the darks and lightening the lights).
A special person commented that the original version should have been titled "Where is my Prosac?" This anxious effect is amplified by the repeated strong orange/red colors and all the hard edges. Hope this has been helpful. Happy Easter!
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
|Spring Tulip Study #1/ oil on board/ 6 x 6/ $100|
Thursday, April 17, 2014
|Fishing: Version 2/ oil on canvas board/ 12 x 9/ Low Country Gallery HH|
I was interested to discover recently that many of the past masters executed many versions of their finest paintings. (Please remember I am in my art training, I did not study art. All that I know is being learned late in my life) When I look as the many versions of the masters' works together, I love each one. I feel in good company.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
|Poppies and Daisies/ oil on canvas board/ 6 x 8/ $135|
The little pig from yesterday was named a DPW Painting of the Day!!
Monday, April 14, 2014
|Wilbur/ watercolor on aquabord/ 6 x6/ SOLD|
Friday, April 11, 2014
|Spring Daffodil/ watercolor/ 5.75 x 5.75/ $75|
Thursday, April 10, 2014
|Silk anemone/ fabric paint on silk/ 12 x 12|
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
|Summer Flowers/ oil on board 6 x 6/ $100|
Monday, April 7, 2014
|Sunshine/ oil on board/ 6 x 6/ $100|
Thursday, April 3, 2014
|Bantum/ oil on board/ 4x4/ $75|
I have not posted lately. I have been researching about blog/newsletter content, (possible usefulness), marketing (should I host a sale: with local artists, when; etc) and how to grow as a better painter. (new books, articles).
I would be most interested in your thoughts and ideas on any of the above.
If you have read this far here is what is in it for you:
1. I will enter anyone's name who sends me a suggestion or idea into a drawing for a painting.
2. I will enter a person's name 2 times if they send me a suggestion AND suggest a friend sign up for my blog (honor system)
3. and I will enter your name 10 times if you send me a suggestion and have a friend actually verify on the feed burner sign up (send me an e mail address to watch for since no names are given in the stats, please)
Also, I have agreed to paint a pet portrait (6 x 6 or 5 x 7) a one of the raffle prizes for Nash General. You can look for a good well lit photograph and I will let you know how to enter as soon as I know the details.
Thanks, as always for reading this. Hope you win.